"ZZ" isn't only beautiful but she's lucky too. As you can see from her puppy photos below she was a lovely puppy. Then she became seriously ill at eleven weeks and had to spend over two weeks in ICU at the veterinary hospital. After a successful surgery on her intestines she finally improved and look at her now.
Being in confined area with a constant IV dip really affects a puppy. When she was released I didn't know if she would ever recover her structure because she lost so much muscle, she really looked a sight. A few months later she was greatly improved, but I still didn't know if I'd be able to show her, because her rear was still lacked muscle mass. By the time she was eight months I finally knew that she would be fine. As you can see to the left, her rear is now lovely and strong.
She's an awesome dog, I'm very happy she resides here at Moonlight Akitas. She has a great front, solid topline with a lovely tailset. I love her gorgeous balanced Akita profile. ZZ won her first four point major on a specialty weekend under Judge Kenneth Buxton.
She is pictured above winning Best of Opposite Futurity Puppy at the 2009 Akita National under breeder judge Joann Charnik. ZZ also won 1st in the 9-12 puppy class at the 2009 National under Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna.
ZZ finished her championship at twenty months old and has earned nineteen points, including her three majors, toward Grand Championship title. ZZ had her first litter sired by CH Bridger, click here to see photos of the puppies. ZZ's second litter was with CH Rocky, click here to view the litter.
Sadly my beautiful sweet ZZ passed away from bloat in July 2012 when I was away from home. There is no worse feeling than to know that you weren't there to attempt to save your beloved pet when she needed you the most. Bloat is the number one reason that Akitas die before they reach 12 years of age.
ZZ is shown winning her 2nd major under judge Barbara Brooks.
ZZ is shown finishing her AKC championship.
Photos above and below taken at 11.5 weeks old.
Photos below at 6.5 weeks old, taken February 22, 2009
Photos below at 5.5 weeks old, taken February 14, 2009
Born January 6, 2009
Co-bred by: Christina M. Stanley and Randy Anderson
Owned by: Christina M. Stanley
OFA Good, Elbows and Patellas Normal, Eyes Cerf'd